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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean hotel with very comfortable beds. The rooms were nicely appointed. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The hotel has a small coffee shop and bar along with The Class Act Restaurant. It is better suited to business travel as it does not have a pool or other amenities for families.

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East Chicago, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fantastic hotel that we used on a weekend motorcycle trip (big group of about 18 travelers). We were upgraded to the Presidential Suite (I guess we won the lottery?) at no charge. I have to say this is one of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed in. Couldn't possibly ask for more. Given the size and preferences... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us when traveling through the area and were able to enjoy our luxurious presidential suite as well. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to serve... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stuck in Cedar Rapids because of a major weather front. The Hotel put us up at a great rated as we were "distressed travellers". What an incredible hotel, close to the airport, away from it all with a fabulous restaurant (another review coming). They had a wine tasting at 5 sampling both a student created rose and a white and... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a comment about your recent stay at The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our Class Act Restaurant and were able to join us for our Wine at Five event. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to your stay with us the next time you are... More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling to Cedar Rapids on business, I had no expectations about lodging other than it would be pretty basic. This property blew me away! A very cool concept, the hotel is basically a classroom for the Kirkwood Community College's Hospitality Arts program, so students "run" the hotel. I believe they rotate through the various jobs at the hotel, always supervised... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am overjoyed you were able to experience our world class customer service and our one of a kind Class Act Restaurant. Students going through our culinary or hospitality programs are provided with the opportunity to have hands on experience learning the rolls... More 

Agoura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never expected to see such a luxurious hotel in the suburb of Cedar Rapids. My husband and I were blown away at the reasonable cost for such elegance. We enjoyed sitting in the lobby with the modern fireplace that is visible on all sides. The business computers we used to get our boarding passes are efficient and new. The... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving a comment about your experience at The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am overjoyed to hear we exceeded your expectation during your recent stay with us from our one of a kind Class Act Restaurant, to our world class customer service, to our room amenities. If there is anything I can assist you with in... More 

Northfield, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the great service and how clean everything was. We had a reception there the one night and the waiter was excellent in his service with us. He was always available when we needed him without being annoyingly attentive. Everyone had a smile and were helpful.

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting about your recent stay at The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am very happy to hear you were able to experience our world class customer service. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the Cedar Rapids area. More 

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I booked this hotel for a visit to Cornell College, which was only 20 minutes away. Being in the travel industry for the last 12 years and having stayed at many hotels, The Hotel at Kirkwood provided quality accommodations with excellent customer service. The rooms are beautifully furnished and had everything a traveler could require. We were greeted every time... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about your recent stay at The Hotel at Kirkwood. As a teaching laboratory we strive to model nothing but the best practices in customer service and I am glad you were able to experience it during your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beds are extremely comfortable and rooms are spacious, even the smaller ones. High end hotel in a part of the country where you wouldn't expect to find a hotel with this kind of amenities. Restaurant food was uniformly very good.

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment about your recent stay with us. I am overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your experience in our one of a kind Class Act Restaurant. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A friend and I stayed here to attend the Beyond Rubies Conference and really enjoyed our stay. The staff is wonderful, the hotel is beautiful, the food is amazing! The room was very nice, modern, meticulously clean and the bed was very comfortable. Keep up the great work!

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment about The Hotel at Kirkwood. As a teaching hotel we strive to model nothing but the best practices in customer service and housekeeping. I am happy very happy to hear you enjoyed the food served for the Beyond Rubies Conference you attended. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Mahomet, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've spent many nights at The Hotel at Kirkwood while in Cedar Rapids on business. The experience is one you don't expect. Modern design and furnishings plus a very nice restaurant have made my stays enjoyable and relaxing. This is a teaching center, the staff and students are well trained and accomodating. The menu changes regularly and the wait staff... More 

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Lee B, General Manager at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment about your past stay with The Hotel at Kirkwood. I am elated to hear you enjoyed your past stay with us and were able to experience our learning laboratory as well. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the area. More 

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